The Most Comprehensive Road Safety & Driving Guide for Older Adults
By 2040, there will be about 82.3 million older persons, over twice their number in 2000. People age 65 and over represented 15.2% of the population in the year 2016 but are expected to grow to be 21.7% of the population by 2040.
Waiting until there are significant problems and poor driving skills appear may make it more difficult to implement changes later. Starting early, having candid conversations about future risk is one of the best ways to prepare someone to take the steps when they become needed.
The latest studies state that “drivers 65 and older are 16% likelier than adult drivers
(those 25–64 years old) to cause an accident, and they pose much less risk to the
public than do drivers under 25, who are 188% likelier than adult drivers to cause an
However, due to increased fragility, older adults have a 6x fatality rate over younger
– Study by RAND Corporation